In the Spanish DO area Jerez dominant bright white soil type, whose name means "white earth". It consists of 40% limestone with a high proportion of here Yeso designated calcium sulfate, as well as from clay and sand. The special soil type stores the rainwater of the winter months for the water supply of the vines during the summer drought. These are ideal conditions for the white wine varieties Palomino and Pedro Ximénez and the top quality of the Sherry, The rather less, lime-poor soil is considered arena designated. Albariza floors also come in the Spanish DO area Penedès in front.